Lecturer in Vision Sciences
Sven studied optometry in Berlin and Philadelphia and has several years of experience in working as an optometrist in the UK and in Germany. Following completion of a PhD in Vision Sciences at GCU in 2008 and postdoctoral work at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow, Sven joined the faculty at GCU as co-ordinator of the postgraduate course ‘Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists’. In 2012 he took up a full-time academic position as lecturer in Vision Sciences, and became programme leader of the MSc Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Research. Sven’s research interests are in structure and function of the eye in health and disease. More recently, Sven has developed an interest in public health aspects of eye care. Sven has attained Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of various professional organisations including the College of Optometrists (UK) and the Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten und Optometristen (VDCO). In addition to his roles at GCU, Sven is a visiting researcher at the IOBA Eye Institute at the University of Valladolid, Spain, and a visiting lecturer at Buskerud and Vestfold University College in Kongsberg, Norway, and Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany.
PhD in Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
MSc in Clinical Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University)
FAAO Fellowship Examination, American Academy of Optometry
AOM, SFOF School of Optometry, Berlin
UK (General Optical Council)
Visiting Researcher, Instituto Universitario de Oftalmobiología Aplicada (IOBA), University of Valladolid, Spain
Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Optometry, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Optometry and Visual Science, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Kongsberg, Norway
Current Research Interests
Ocular structure and function in health and disease
Public health in the context of eye care
Jonuscheit S. Data extraction and reporting strategies of studies assessing non-central corneal thickness by Scheimpflug imaging: a review. Contact Lens Ant Eye 2014;37:323-330.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ. Corneal transplantation for keratoconus. Scand J Optom Vis Sci 2013;6(1):1-7.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ, Ramaesh K. The corneal endothelium after keratoplasty for keratoconus. Clin Exp Optom 2013;96(2):201-207.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ, Ramaesh K. Assessment of a variable frame (polygonal) method to estimate corneal endothelial cell counts after corneal transplantation. Eye 2012;26:803-9.
Doughty MJ, Jonuscheit S, Button NF. Assessment of the reliability of endothelial cell-density estimates in the presence of pseudoguttata. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2012;250:111-21.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ, Ramaesh K.In-vivo confocal microscopy of corneal grafts: comparison of three endothelial morphometry methods. Eye 2011;25:1130-7.
Doughty MJ, Jonuscheit S, Button NF. Central corneal thickness and intra-ocular pressure in human corneas with endothelial guttata: An observational quality control study. Clin Exp Optom 2011;94:425-32.
Doughty MJ, Jonuscheit S. The Orbscan acoustic (correction) factor for central corneal thickness measures of normal human corneas. Eye Contact Lens 2010;36:106-115.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ. Discrepancy between central and mid-peripheral corneal thickness measures obtained with scanning slit pachymetry and non-contact specular microscopy. J Cataract Refract Surg 2009;35:2127-35.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ. Evidence for a relative thinning of the peripheral cornea with age in white European subjects. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009;50:4121-4128.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ. Repeatability of central corneal thickness measures by Orbscan pachymetry for right and left eyes. Eye Contact Lens 2009;35:20-25.
Doughty MJ, Jonuscheit S. Effect of central corneal thickness on Goldmann applanation tonometry measures-a different result with different pachymeters. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2007;245:1603-1610.
Doughty MJ, Jonuscheit S. An assessment of regional differences in corneal thickness in normal human eyes, using the Orbscan II or ultrasound pachymetry. Optometry 2007;78:181-190.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ, Button NF. On the use of Orbscan II to assess the peripheral corneal thickness in humans: a comparison with ultrasound pachometry measures. Ophthal Physiol Opt 2007;27:179-189.
Jonuscheit S, Doughty MJ. Regional repeatability measures of corneal thickness: Orbscan II and ultrasound. Optom Vis Sci 2007;84:52-58.
Research Student Supervision
Ashleigh Kernohan (PhD candidate, with H Mason and C Donaldson, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University)
Victoria Cruikshank (PhD candidate, with S Lang, Glasgow Caledonian University)
Ana del Rio San Cristóbal (PhD candidate, with R Martin, University of Valladolid)
MSc Student Supervision
Mona Fadhil Ali (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Seok Theng Tan (with N Strang, Glasgow Caledonian University)
Leire Sainz (with N Strang, Glasgow Caledonian University)
Sven teaches on the BSc (Hons) Optometry course and the MSc Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Research programme.
Since Sep 2012 Sven is the Programme Lead of the MSc Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Research.